Bay Area Legal Aid

Address

1025 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

(800) 551-5554

http://www.baylegal.org

AKA:

BALA

Description:

Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, all physical offices are closed to public. Provides legal services via remote advocacy. Housing, DV Restraining Order and Consumer clinics are all suspended; contact hotlines for assistance. Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law issues include temporary restraining orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Date of Official Change:

June 15, 2020

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

1025 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

Mailing

1735 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612

Contacts

Haydee Alfonso

Primary Contact

General Counsel and Managing Attorney

Phone Numbers

Toll Free

(800) 551-5554

Backdoor Number

(510) 233-9954

Backdoor Number

(855) 693-7285

Backdoor Number

(888) 330-1940

Fax

(510) 236-6846

Main Number

(510) 250-5270

Accessibility:

Handicap Accessible

Description

Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, all physical offices are closed to public. Provides legal services via remote advocacy. Housing, DV Restraining Order and Consumer clinics are all suspended; contact hotlines for assistance. Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

Hours

Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30am-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm

Required Documents

Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

Eligibility

Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

Fees

None

Intake Procedure

Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, lobbies are closed.

Languages

English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

Service Area

Contra Costa County

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • California
    • Contra Costa County

    Telephone Numbers

    Number:
    800-551-5554
    Name:
    Toll Free
    Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-3000.1500) and related services within the Service Tree.

    Description

    Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, all physical offices are closed to public. Provides legal services via remote advocacy. Housing, DV Restraining Order and Consumer clinics are all suspended; contact hotlines for assistance. Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

    Hours

    Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30am-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm

    Required Documents

    Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

    Eligibility

    Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

    Fees

    None

    Intake Procedure

    Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, lobbies are closed.

    Languages

    English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

    Service Area

    Contra Costa County

    Geography Served

      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

    • California
      • Contra Costa County

      Telephone Numbers

      Number:
      800-551-5554
      Name:
      Toll Free
      Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-3000.1640) and related services within the Service Tree.

      Description

      Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, all physical offices are closed to public. Provides legal services via remote advocacy. Housing, DV Restraining Order and Consumer clinics are all suspended; contact hotlines for assistance. Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

      Hours

      Legal Advice Line: Monday and Friday, 9-5pm

      Required Documents

      Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

      Eligibility

      Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

      Fees

      None

      Intake Procedure

      Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, lobbies are closed.

      Languages

      English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

      Service Area

      Contra Costa County

      Geography Served

      None

      Telephone Numbers

      Number:
      510-250-5270
      Name:
      Main Number
      Number:
      800-551-5554
      Name:
      Toll Free
      Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-3000.1750) and related services within the Service Tree.

      Description

      Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, all physical offices are closed to public. Provides legal services via remote advocacy. Housing, DV Restraining Order and Consumer clinics are all suspended; contact hotlines for assistance. Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

      Hours

      Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30am-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm

      Required Documents

      Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

      Eligibility

      Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

      Fees

      None

      Intake Procedure

      Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, lobbies are closed.

      Languages

      English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

      Service Area

      Contra Costa County

      Geography Served

        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

      • California
        • Contra Costa County

        Telephone Numbers

        Number:
        800-551-5554
        Name:
        Toll Free
        Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-4500.1800) and related services within the Service Tree.

        Description

        Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, all physical offices are closed to public. Provides legal services via remote advocacy. Housing, DV Restraining Order and Consumer clinics are all suspended; contact hotlines for assistance. Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

        Hours

        Legal Advice Line: Monday and Friday, 9-5pm

        Required Documents

        Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

        Eligibility

        Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

        Fees

        None

        Intake Procedure

        Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, lobbies are closed.

        Languages

        English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

        Service Area

        Contra Costa County

        Geography Served

        None

        Telephone Numbers

        Number:
        510-250-5270
        Name:
        Main Number
        Number:
        800-551-5554
        Name:
        Toll Free
        Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-1800.3000) and related services within the Service Tree.

        Description

        Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, all physical offices are closed to public. Provides legal services via remote advocacy. Housing, DV Restraining Order and Consumer clinics are all suspended; contact hotlines for assistance. Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

        Hours

        Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30am-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm

        Required Documents

        Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

        Eligibility

        Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

        Fees

        None

        Intake Procedure

        Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, lobbies are closed.

        Languages

        English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

        Service Area

        Contra Costa County

        Geography Served

          If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

        • California
          • Contra Costa County

          Telephone Numbers

          Number:
          800-551-5554
          Name:
          Toll Free
          Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FP-4000) and related services within the Service Tree.

          Description

          Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, all physical offices are closed to public. Provides legal services via remote advocacy. Housing, DV Restraining Order and Consumer clinics are all suspended; contact hotlines for assistance. Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

          Hours

          Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30am-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm

          Required Documents

          Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

          Eligibility

          Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

          Fees

          None

          Intake Procedure

          Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, lobbies are closed.

          Languages

          English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

          Service Area

          Contra Costa County

          Geography Served

            If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

          • California
            • Contra Costa County

            Telephone Numbers

            Number:
            800-551-5554
            Name:
            Toll Free
            Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (TJ-3200.4500) and related services within the Service Tree.

            Description

            Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, all physical offices are closed to public. Provides legal services via remote advocacy. Housing, DV Restraining Order and Consumer clinics are all suspended; contact hotlines for assistance. Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

            Hours

            Legal Advice Line: Monday and Friday, 9-5pm

            Required Documents

            Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

            Eligibility

            Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

            Fees

            None

            Intake Procedure

            Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, lobbies are closed.

            Languages

            English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

            Service Area

            Contra Costa County

            Geography Served

            None

            Telephone Numbers

            Number:
            510-250-5270
            Name:
            Main Number
            Number:
            800-551-5554
            Name:
            Toll Free
            Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-6940.1900-850) and related services within the Service Tree.

            Description

            Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, all physical offices are closed to public. Provides legal services via remote advocacy. Housing, DV Restraining Order and Consumer clinics are all suspended; contact hotlines for assistance. Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

            Hours

            Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30am-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm

            Required Documents

            Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

            Eligibility

            Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

            Fees

            None

            Intake Procedure

            Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, lobbies are closed.

            Languages

            English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

            Service Area

            Contra Costa County

            Geography Served

              If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

            • California
              • Contra Costa County

              Telephone Numbers

              Number:
              800-551-5554
              Name:
              Toll Free
              Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-4500.8550) and related services within the Service Tree.

              Description

              Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, all physical offices are closed to public. Provides legal services via remote advocacy. Housing, DV Restraining Order and Consumer clinics are all suspended; contact hotlines for assistance. Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

              Hours

              Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30am-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm

              Required Documents

              Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

              Eligibility

              Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

              Fees

              None

              Intake Procedure

              Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, lobbies are closed.

              Languages

              English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

              Service Area

              Contra Costa County

              Geography Served

                If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

              • California
                • Contra Costa County

                Telephone Numbers

                Number:
                800-551-5554
                Name:
                Toll Free
                Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-1000.9500) and related services within the Service Tree.

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